• Tag Archives Minecraft
  • Random Minecraft Progress

    I played around in Minecraft this weekend.  Started working on my “Industry” project in Imperial City.

    I overhauled an older location into a Stone-works and Metal-works.

    I then built my first water-wheel gristmill!  In between I may have upgraded a building or two, but hey it happens.

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  • Minecraft: Industry Cometh

    I think I’ve come up with a project that is getting me into Minecraft again!  I spent some time just looking around at things in Alpha, hoping to find some inspiration. Lo and behold, some came to me!

    I’m calling this project “Industry Cometh”.  I’m going to add more Industry to my empire.  The theme is still fantasy/medieval, but dang it, we need to have some mills and what not.  The most industry I have so far is a tannery, some air-ship building facilities, and a few mines.

    I’ve got some plans forming to add a bunch of mills, in the form of water-wheel mills and windmills. They’ll mostly be gristmills.  I want to add another Tannery, a Lumber Mill, and I have a neat idea for an Iron-Works!

    Anyone got any suggestion for other medieval-type industry?

    I am pictured above showing off one of the air-ship building facilities in Pelagrir.

  • What’s Next?

    I finally finished my project with the new TRC today, the site has gone live!

    Now I have no excuse to not be playing Minecraft…  Just can’t figure out what I want to do next.  Need to figure out which of my long-overdue projects to work on next.

    • Dwarf City
    • Wood Elf City
    • High Elf City

    All of these projects have been vaguely planned out for years now, but I just can’t seem to get motivated for any of them.  The Dwarf city is just a big cavern underground so far, the Wood Elf city is just a cleared out area in the jungle, and the High Elf city is literally just a spot I’ve picked.

    I’m hoping my “mojo” will come to me and I can start working on something this week. I need my Minecraft fix haha.

  • Arthur’s Crossing: Phase V

    I finished my work on Phase V over the weekend!  Castle Pendragon has been expanded to better fit the growing city, and I constructed a road to the coast and built a small harbor village.

    • Phase 1: Castle Pendragon – Completed 3/27/16
    • Phase 2: The Village – Completed  9/3/2017
    • Phase 3: Expand to Town – Completed 4/10/2018
    • Phase IV: Full City – Completed 12/24/19
    • Phase V: Expand Castle – Completed 7/13/20
    • Phase VI: Expand to Edge of Island

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  • Phase V has begun!

    I have started working on Phase V of Arthur’s Crossing!  I figured I shouldn’t wait over a year between phases this time.

    • Phase 1: Castle Pendragon – Completed 3/27/16
    • Phase 2: The Village – Completed  9/3/2017
    • Phase 3: Expand to Town – Completed 4/10/2018
    • Phase IV: Full City – Completed 12/24/19
    • Phase V: Expand Castle
    • Phase VI: Expand to Edge of Island

    Phase V consists of expanding Castle Pendragon, adding some outer watch-towers, and I think  I’m going to build a road to the coast and construct a small port village.

    Here’s some progress pictures 🙂

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  • Surrendering to Imperial City

    I’ve sat here for 2 weeks staring at Minecraft, trying to decide which project to start working on.  And I keep drawing blanks.  I have three locations to pick from, but I’m afraid the projects are just too big and I can’t wrap my head around any of them yet. I think I’m almost trying to bite off too much. All three are major projects, which are going to culminate in new cities.  I think I need something smaller.

    In the meanwhile, I keep ending up in Imperial City. Looking at it.  Seeing things I can upgrade, or add.  Its a problem I’ve had for years, and its the reason the city hasn’t stopped developing and growing in 8 years.

    I keep ending up on the eastern side of the city, just staring at it. I can see my next expansion here, and I just keep coming up with more ideas.

    It’s time to give in. I’m going to stop fighting it, and just work on Imperial City some more.  Nothing else is coming to me creativity-wise, and Imperial City just never shuts up in that fashion.

    I’m going to expand outwards towards the East, the opposite side of where I recently added the International District.  It has a variety of land, ranging from a high hill at the south, to a jungle in the north.  It also contains a cute little ravine that I plan to build down into. I may even cover over the steep valley outside of the current East Gate, and make an underground area where the main road passes through.

    Its all in the planning stages still, but at least I’m having ideas.